It’s an obvious problem, and one even more so for those that comic from both the comics and anime side of things where there are many, but the lack of female superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the meager efforts by DC Comics continues to be a problem. So who better to talk about it to than Joss Whedon since he’s deep in the SHIELD TV series creation and working on Avengers 2 while consulting on the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With him talking up Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch lately, he’s intent on expanding this field and certainly has the right point of view, and the reasons why it’s so hard to fight against it.
“Toymakers will tell you they won’t sell enough, and movie people will point to the two terrible superheroine movies that were made and say, ‘You see? It can’t be done.’ It’s stupid, and I’m hoping ‘The Hunger Games’ will lead to a paradigm shift. It’s frustrating to me that I don’t see anybody developing one of these movies. It actually pisses me off. My daughter watched ‘The Avengers’ and was like, ‘My favorite characters were the Black Widow and Maria Hill,’ and I thought, ‘Yeah, of course they were.’ I read a beautiful thing Junot Diaz wrote: ‘If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.'”
[Source: The Daily Beast]